Campus News

Special message regarding recent events

(UGA file photo)

Earlier this afternoon, you received a timely warning from the University of Georgia Police Department regarding an individual whose body was found in a wooded area at the UGA Intramural Fields. The woman had been reported missing after failing to return home from a run at the Intramural Fields this morning.

We have been fully briefed on this terrible situation. Foul play is suspected, and we are already receiving support from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Athens-Clarke County Police Department to investigate this crime. We want to assure you that the safety and welfare of our campus community is our top concern.

If you think you have any information related to this incident, we urge you to contact the UGA Police Department immediately at 706-542-2200.  In addition, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to download and use the UGA Safe app, which offers several important safety features, including emergency notification alerts and the ability to share location in real-time with the police, among others.  We also recommend that you travel in groups when possible and be aware of your surroundings.

The past 24 hours have been a traumatic time for our University.  Our student body is grieving the sudden death of one our students in Brumby Hall last night.  And as we continue to mourn that tragic loss of life, today’s devastating news will uniquely test the resolve of our campus community, particularly our students.

We are announcing that classes on the Athens campus are cancelled after 5:30 p.m. this evening, February 22. They will remain cancelled tomorrow. We will resume classes on Monday, February 26.

Finally, let us remind you that resources are available to assist those who need help processing their feelings at this time. We encourage you to contact Student Care and Outreach  (,, 706-542-8479), and Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is available 24/7 and stands ready to assist as well (, 706-542-2273).